Peculiar People – God’s Distinctive Treasure
(1 Peter 2:9-11)
God is not ashamed to call them His peculiar treasure.
- God keeps His promise to the obedient. The obedient will live a distinctive life from the rest of the people on earth. (Exo 19:5)
- As God’s distinctive people we have to realize that this is fully spiritual, yet not fully earthly. Therefore Christian life is joyless when we think earthly and live worldly in the fullness of the Spirit that Jesus has given us. (Heb 11:16) (Joh 8:56)
- As God’s distinctive people, we have to realize that He did not call one generation. But the father of each generation has to pass on His Word for the next generation to obey. (Psa 78:5 – 8)
- As God’s distinctive people, we have to realize that we cannot let others teach our children. The fathers would teach their sons; and the sons would learn from their fathers. (Deu 4:1) (Deu 5:1)
Fools to the world – Bearers of Good News.
- As God’s distinctive people, we have to realize that we are constantly struggling between the wisdom of the world and the foolishness of God.
What makes a person a fool? (Psa 14:1)
- (1Co 1:23) but we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block, and to the Greeks foolishness.
- As God’s distinctive people, we have to realize that what the world views in us as foolishness is the wisdom of God reflected out of our lives confounding the mighty in the world. (1Co 1:18; 1Co 1:25; 1Co 1:27; Isa 52:7)
- The strength of babes and nursing infants.
- We are not distinctive people as chosen generation, royal priesthood, holy nation when we do not declare the praises of Him who called us out of darkness into His marvellous light. (Psa 8:2)
- As distinctive people of God, we have to realize that the enemy of our holy nation is in the spiritual realm behind the natural realm. (Eph 2:2)